A federal judge recently ordered a fast-track trial to find out if the Trump administration wrongfully deported a young man who had received protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Interestingly, the judge is the same one who approved the Trump University settlement and whom President Trump suggested could not be impartial due to his Mexican heritage.
The fight over whether local officials can refuse to enforce federal immigration law is heating up. At least seven cities and counties plus the State of California have filed suit against the Trump administration, citing constitutional concerns over his anti-sanctuary order.
Several civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit claiming that the State Department is violating the law -- and the U.S. Supreme Court's interpretation of President Trump's travel ban. They claim the agency and its consulates are intentionally delaying processing of visas to winners of the Diversity Visa Program lottery. By delaying those visas, they're essentially denying them unlawfully.
Immigration needs do not apply only to families who want to reunite with each other. They are also relevant to businesses, from big corporations to small startups. Immigration can have a positive impact on the success of a company in the increasingly competitive world of business.
During his campaign, President Trump called for "extreme vetting" of immigrants, visitors and refugees to the U.S. If a new program begun in May represents that extreme vetting, it appears that the government is taking no chances at all on foreigners visiting the United States.